Home » Archives for Wouter Van Hecke

Author Archives: Wouter Van Hecke

4 Tips When Using a CDN

More and more web applications are starting to adopt a Content Delivery Network (CDN). We will share some tips and tricks about how we adjust our web applications to get the most out of the CDN that is serving them. What are the advantages of using a CDN? Your server load will decrease (as more content is served from the ...

Read More »

Comparing Java REST Documentation Frameworks

java-interview-questions-answers

Deciding which Java framework to choose when documenting your REST APIs can be quite the hassle. In this blogpost we will briefly compare the three documentation frameworks for REST web services that we ourselves use, and how they integrate with the Spring framework (which is the Java framework most often used at Foreach). These are RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML), ...

Read More »

API Gateway & AWS Lambda for Authentication

java-interview-questions-answers

When Foreach initially stepped on the microservices wagon, we didn’t really build microservices. We thought we did, but there was always some logic present in all of our services. Of course, every service should really only focus on its own tasks and not on things that belong to another microservice. The most obvious thorn in our side was authentication and authorization logic. At a certain point, we had a couple of “micro”-services that verified the Authorization headers of ...

Read More »